There’s a lot of brands and companies out there trying to find a hit mashup combination. They make contests out of it. What flavors should we mix for our drink? What foods should we mix for our new potato chip flavor? What celebrities would you like to see try kill each other on next week’s MTV’s Celebrity Death Match? (I bet you love that you’re remembering Celebrity Death Match right now.) – If there was a contest for what mashup group of characters would you pick to perform an artist’s song of your choice, I don’t know if I would have come up with The Muppets performing Beastie Boys – So What’cha Want, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t the perfect match.
Beastie Boys | So What’cha Want | Muppets Version
So lets get on the same wavelength if we’re not already. The Muppets are legendary and awesome on all levels, to all generations. If you’re not down with a little Muppets action, you need to be medicated, removed and isolated from the rest of the sane, Muppet-loving world. If there’s a childhood favorite band I would love to see perform one more time, a powerhouse concert of every album, but especially their old-school material, the Beastie Boys are super high on that list. The old-school badass-ed-ness that occurs when combining the Beatsie Boys – So What’cha Want and the Muppets is the figurative equivalent of a chemical reaction resulting in an explosion of pure awesome. Plus, if you’ve ever seen the video for Beastie Boys – Sabotage, you can’t help but think they look a lot like Muppets with those wigs and fake mustaches.
See? Muppets. And keeping with that train of thought, the video clip they chose to use was spot on. Think of how long the Muppets have been around and how many different combinations of Muppets have been on screen together. Getting a clip of Animal, Beaker, and the Swedish Chef together was perfect. Animal is just a no-brainer. He’s the craziest Muppet around. You can’t do the Beastie Boys without Animal’s charisma and stage presence out there. Beaker has the right pitch. The Beastie Boys are pretty up there in their rap registers. I’ve seen enough botched karaoke performances where people underestimated how high up on the scale the Beastie Boys yelled their lyrics. Beaker really brings that strong vocal element to the table. The Swedish Chef is the wild card here. He goes through his entire career of people never knowing what he’s saying, but takes the front man role in the video with perfect enunciation. There’s a level of humor-laden irony in there that I really enjoy.
So what did you think about the Muppets/Beastie mashup? Would you have picked another song/artist? Would you have picked different Muppets? What’s your favorite Muppet? What’s your favorite Beastie Boys song? Give it all to me down in the comments!!!
“Muppet” is sort of a derogatory term in the crazy British cockney lingo, but you would not be a muppet if you hit me up on facebook, twitter and instagram. You’d be a bloke, I think ? I think bloke is a good term?
By: Eli Rebich